Disciplinary Procedure and Appeals Policy

Member protection

These policies are part of Sport NZ’s overall commitment to safeguarding people involved in play, active recreation and sport. They will be supplemented with further guidance, templates, knowledge-sharing and training to support national, regional and community organisations.

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The purpose of this Disciplinary Procedure and Appeals Policy is to provide:

  • a process to deal with alleged breaches of the club/organisation Code of Conduct and alleged breaches of club/organisations policies.

An appeals process against a decision involving:

  • suspension
  • expulsion
  • penalty
  • any other significant detriment.

It aims to:

  • support low-level resolution in the first instance
  • give clear guidance for dealing with alleged breaches and appeals
  • ensure the approach taken to dealing with alleged breaches and appeals is fair, including enabling culturally appropriate responses and processes.

Included in this section:

  • Disciplinary Procedure and Appeals Policy

The suite of policies includes:


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